The XKEYSCORE spookware of the National Security Service (NSA), unveiled by Edward Snowden and as it says is capable of sniffing and analyzing virtually all data from anywhere, is available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Edward Snowden, through Glenn Greenwald, said last week that XKEYSCORE "… is Linux malware, usually developed on Red Hat servers."
"Uses the Apache web server and collects data from MySQL databases."
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“XKEYSCORE is a piece of Linux software that is typically deployed on Red Hat servers. It uses the Apache web server and stores collected data in MySQL databases. File systems in a cluster are handled by the NFS distributed file system and the autofs service, and scheduled tasks are handled by the cron scheduling service. Systems administrators who maintain ΧKEYSCORE servers use SSH to connect to them, and they use tools such as rsync and vim, as well as a comprehensive command-line tool, to manage the software. ”
NSA is a well-known partner in some open source projects. The Xen Project has admitted the fact since the release of Xen 4.5.
The news that NSA uses and is in open source software can disappoint those who believe that this software has remained unconfirmed by America's secret services.
Those who think open source offers more transparency and freedom of movement will probably have to think again because the NSA undoubtedly has another opinion.